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A Busy Person

If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do. — Benjamin Franklin

The Social Trap

When all you have to worry about is leisure, it is way too easy to get trapped in social media.

The moment you check your Instagram feed, you go to your Facebook timeline (which can be long). Then, you check your email, and look at the new tweets on Twitter. After this, everything is ready for you to repeat, and check all over again.

Networks update at such a fast pace we could be online — just checking out more and more stuff — the whole time.

The thing is, it does not really take that long to check, but it is comfortable and entertaining to be constantly checking.

I previously wrote about being a whole week without email, and what its effect was. Also, I tried methods to disconnect from networks — just to be focused and enjoy other things.

Up to a point, social networks are a waste of time — having a healthy relationship with them is important. What else you could invest your time in? Get out of the trap.

Friday Link Pack

Friday Link Pack is a weekly pack of links to articles, videos and resources I found over the week. Today, it begins with the second video of Derivasia, titled 'Viaja sin rumbo, a la deriva .'

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Everything Changes with iPad

Once again, Apple releases a beautiful video, this time featuring all the possible uses of the iPad. In their own words:

iPad can change the way you do things every day. Take on a new project, pick up a new skill, or start a new hobby. We put together some of our favorite apps and ideas to help you get started.


Everfocus: What’s New

After a few months without updating, I decided it was time to tweak Everfocus a bit in order to fix problems and incorporate new features.

Version 1.4 brings bug fixes, theme updates, and more:

  • Brand new Sound Effects when interacting with the interface, and when Break and Focus time blocks are completed.
  • Beautiful typeface. All themes use Avenir now.
  • New theme named Sea, replacing the old theme Fruit.
  • Crashes due to bad calls of the Parse framework have been removed.
  • Zero-seconds timers are now fixed.

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